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  1. The Endlessly Entertaining Mouth of David O. Russell

    9:18 am PST 02/05/2014
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    The "American Hustle" director dishes on money, stalking Christian Bale and why "Silver Linings Playbook" was "an enormous emotional thing" for him. READ MORE

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  2. The Movies of David O. Russell: From 'Spanking the Monkey' to 'American Hustle'

    9:18 am PST 02/05/2014
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    The director, whose debut was a darling at the 1994 Sundance Fest, has enjoyed a string of hits with "The Fighter," "Silver Linings Playbook," and his most recent Oscar contender. READ MORE

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  3. David O. Russell Wants a Monitor From Mars: The Story Behind This Week's THR Cover

    9:17 am PST 02/05/2014
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    The "American Hustle" director was intense as ever with plenty of coiled energy while posing for the cameras, with THR's photo director remarking, "It’s hard to keep up with him." READ MORE

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  4. The Wild Imagination of David O. Russell: 'I'm an ADD Guy'

    9:00 am PST 02/05/2014
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    Forty-eight hours in the roller-coaster life of the writer-director whom Jennifer Lawrence describes as "pure creativity." READ MORE

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  5. 'Nailed': The David O. Russell Film That Never Was

    9:00 am PST 02/05/2014
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    The story behind the 2008 follow-up to "I Heart Huckabees" that never got made. READ MORE

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  6. David O. Russell: If NASA Gets 'Pristine Images From Mars,' Why Can't My Monitor?

    9:00 am PST 02/05/2014
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    The Oscar-nominated director jokes about his frustrations over using monitors on set, saying he instead chooses to stand next to a steady camera. "Half the time monitors are never reliable," says Russell. READ MORE

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  7. The Wild Imagination of 'American Hustle' Director David O. Russell: 'I'm an ADD Guy'

    8:26 am PST 02/04/2014
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    The five-time Oscar nominee on what it means to his team to get nominations, the process involved in working with Christian Bale and plans to write again for American Hustle cast members. READ MORE

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  8. THR's Stephen Galloway to Moderate LMU Filmmaker Interview Series

    9:00 am PST 02/03/2014
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    Loyola Marymount's School of Film and Television will invite filmmakers David O. Russell and Alfonso Cuaron for a new on-campus interview series, beginning February. READ MORE

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  9. WGA Awards: 'Breaking Bad's' Vince Gilligan, 'Mad Men's' Matthew Weiner Walk the Red Carpet

    8:03 pm PST 02/01/2014
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    David O. Russell, Ethan Hawke, Amber Tamblyn, Brad Garrett and Joe Manganiello also were among those attending one of the guild's simultaneous awards shows in New York and Los Angeles. READ MORE

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  10. Santa Barbara Film Fest: David O. Russell Steals the Show at Tribute

    8:10 am PST 02/01/2014
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    The 55-year-old, who has directed three best picture Oscar nominees in four years, had the audience in stitches during a Q&A that preceded the presentation of the fest's first Outstanding Director Award. READ MORE

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  11. Oscars: David O. Russell, Martin Scorsese and Other Directors Reveal What Inspired Their Nominated Movies

    10:00 am PST 01/30/2014
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    This year's crop of nominees -- which also includes Alexander Payne, Steve McQueen and Alfonso Cuaron -- reveals the personal ideas and experiences that influenced their films. READ MORE

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  12. DGA Awards: The Winners

    7:30 pm PST 01/25/2014
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    Alfonso Cuaron wins for "Gravity" while Vince Gilligan takes TV drama honors for "Breaking Bad." READ MORE

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  13. 'American Hustle' to Open in China in March as Hollywood Movies Chase Mainland Market

    8:30 am PST 01/23/2014
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    The expanded quota system is good news for Hollywood films, but a strong raft of offerings by local companies means the domestic business should be strong too. READ MORE

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  14. David O. Russell Drama Lands Series Order at ABC

    5:18 pm PST 01/22/2014
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    The untitled drama is described as an upstairs/downstairs soap centered on a private country club. READ MORE

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  15. 'American Hustle' Stars on Accents, Music and the Catfight-Turned-Makeout Scene (Video)

    11:44 am PST 01/21/2014
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    THR's awards analyst sat down for a wide-ranging chat with the film's Oscar-nominated co-writer/director David O. Russell, lead actress Amy Adams, supporting actor Bradley Cooper and supporting actress Jennifer Lawrence. READ MORE

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  16. The Stars of 'American Hustle' Weigh in on the Similarities Between Con Artists and Actors

    12:30 pm PST 01/19/2014
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    "I think by the time you are playing the character, you are telling the truth. That's the key. You are telling the character's truth," says Amy Adams. "But yes, we are con men." READ MORE

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  17. SAG Awards: 'American Hustle' Wins Best Film Cast, 'Modern Family' and 'Breaking Bad' Take TV Honors

    5:23 pm PST 01/18/2014
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    UPDATED: The stars of "Dallas Buyers Club," "12 Years a Slave" and "Blue Jasmine" also won prizes at the 20th annual show. READ MORE

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  18. Santa Barbara Film Fest: David O. Russell to Receive Outstanding Director Award

    4:28 pm PST 01/17/2014
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    This week, Russell scored his second consecutive Oscar noms for best director and best original screenplay. READ MORE

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  19. Berlin: 'American Hustle' Added to Lineup

    3:25 am PST 01/17/2014
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    Wim Wenders' 3D project “Catherdrals of Culture,” Diego Luna's “Cesar Chavez” also receive special screenings at next month's festival. READ MORE

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  20. David O. Russell 'Truly Sorry' For Comparing Jennifer Lawrence's 'Hunger Games' Role to 'Slavery'

    11:24 am PST 01/14/2014
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    The director apologized for his poor attempt at humor after a remark he made during a pre-Golden Globes event last Friday. READ MORE

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  21. 'Gravity' Takes Top Prize at Australian Academy International Awards

    8:00 pm PST 01/11/2014
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    The space drama, "American Hustle" and "12 Years a Slave" divide the honors among them. READ MORE

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